Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 12th Nov 2006 01:52 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep The popularity of OS X among geeks in recent years has led to a lot more people discovering OpenStep through Cocoa. GNUstep provides a much-needed Free Software alternative, as David Chisnall explains.
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does it really matter?
by nivenh on Sun 12th Nov 2006 04:08 UTC
nivenh
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2005-07-06

openstep is more or less dead w/ regard to the visual aspects of their controls, etc. so long as it looks like NeXT on every platform it runs on (that i've seen, specifically on windows and linux) they can't seriously expect to make any traction. even apple's yellowbox made some attempt to blend in to the platform.

admittedly, i'm not familiar with their latest stuff, so please ignore this if its not an issue anymore and please let me know, as i'd be eager to give it another spin.

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RE: does it really matter?
by heron on Sun 12th Nov 2006 04:13 in reply to "does it really matter?"
heron Member since:
2005-08-07

GNUstep is about more than OpenStep. GNUstep also tracks many of the changes that are in Cocoa as well.

While we don't implement every little class Cocoa contains there are some simple to follow guidelines for making sure your application compatible.

As for themeing, that is something that is high on the agenda for the next few months.

GJC
Maintainer: GNUstep Gorm/GUI.

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RE[2]: does it really matter?
by nivenh on Sun 12th Nov 2006 04:22 in reply to "RE: does it really matter?"
nivenh Member since:
2005-07-06

As for themeing, that is something that is high on the agenda for the next few months.

thanks for your post, that was very helpful. that seems to just take care of osx and the windowmaker environment though. are there any plans to make it so that one can make their application's menu fit into the platform its running on better? i'm specifically thinking of something like gnome or win32 where the menu is typically associated and located in a window rather than floating elsewhere on the desktop.

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RE: does it really matter?
by dylansmrjones on Sun 12th Nov 2006 12:28 in reply to "does it really matter?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Well, with Camaelon theming is already possible, for those who like to "ruin" it ;)

I don't know how well it works, since my GNUstep installation is b0rked at the moment (apparently it's a bad idea to combine Gentoo, GNUstep and gcc-4). But from screenshots it seems to be quite nice looking without ruining the good look too much.

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